Woman escapes train, not DUI charge

2013-08-08T12:30:00Z 2013-08-09T10:51:07Z Woman escapes train, not DUI chargeBob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, (219) 548-4345 nwitimes.com
August 08, 2013 12:30 pm  • 

UNION TOWNSHIP | A Crown Point woman faces drunken driving charges after her car became stuck on railroad tracks along Porter-Lake County Line Road and was struck by a train after she exited the vehicle.

Katherine Zervos, 22, of 11138 Marion Court, told police she consumed three mixed drinks at a Lake County restaurant before her vehicle became stuck on the railroad tracks in the area of County Road 350 North, according to police.

She reportedly told police she and her passenger exited the vehicle before it was struck by the train and neither was injured.

Police said Zervos' speech was slurred, she had difficulty maintaining her balance and stumbled several times during a brief conversation.

She was found to have a blood alcohol content of 0.12, which exceeds the legal driving limit of 0.08, police said.

 

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